About the Author
Ali Mehdi established and leads the Health Policy Initiative at ICRIER. His research interests include—the process, design and assessment of health policies; prevention of chronic diseases along with policy instruments and institutional design for its promotion; social determinants of health; metrics of health inequities; health financing, governance and manpower; fertility and mortality; demographic dividend; drug regulation. A couple of his books are in the pipeline—India Health Report 2018 (Oxford University Press), A Shot of Justice (2 volumes) (Oxford University Press), Chronic Diseases in South Asia (Springer), Freedoms and Fragility: The Challenge of Job Creation in Kashmir, India (Routledge). Ali did his MA at the University of Freiburg, Germany and completed his PhD at Humboldt University in Berlin. He can be reached at email@example.com.